Beans are one of those crops that yields a boatload, so finding creative and varying ways to use them is key. I like to have a mixture of fresh, canned, frozen, etc. at my disposal. It makes them a lot less boring to mix it up that way.
- Beans are pretty easy to can. They do require a pressure cooker, but don’t be intimidated. Once you’ve done it once or twice, you’ll wonder what you were scared of.
- Dry them. They can be stored pretty much indefinitely and they make taco night pretty tasty.
- Freeze them. Don’t let the texture of frozen veggies deter you. They are great in soups or roasted in the oven.
- If you have dried beans, make sure to cook them and whip up a batch of your own refried beans.
- Fresh green beans are the bomb diggety. I am a pretty big fan of Green Beans with Sweet Onions and Bacon. The flavors all mingle together so well, you almost forget it’s good for you.
- If you are heading to a BBQ, try this Pasta Salad with Green Beans, Tomatoes and Roasted Peppers. It is delish.
- Dried beans are pretty much limitless. You can pretty much add them to anything–soups, chili, etc. for a quick, cheap protein.
How to you make sure none of your beans go to waste?
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